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13th Nov '16 12:12:09 PM nombretomado
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* MadScientist Major Dr. Ghastly, from the short-lived Evil Con Carne segment from ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.

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* MadScientist Major Dr. Ghastly, from the short-lived Evil Con Carne segment from ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
13th Oct '16 11:31:33 AM scaredinmate#94
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* Subverted to a degree with Major Gates from ''Film/ThreeKings''. Although he ''is'' a decorated Ranger/Special Forces officer who is serving with Delta Force during the events of the film. He's also voracious, crass, extremely apathetic, and overall not what one imagines when they thinks of a fabled officer who holds the rank.

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* Subverted to a degree with Major Gates from ''Film/ThreeKings''. Although he ''is'' a decorated Ranger/Special Forces officer who is serving with Delta Force during the events of the film. He's also voracious, crass, extremely apathetic, and overall not what one imagines when they thinks think of a fabled officer who holds the rank.rank of major.
11th Oct '16 11:12:48 AM scaredinmate#94
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* Subverted to a degree with Major Gates from ''Film/ThreeKings''. Although he ''is'' a decorated Ranger/Special Forces officer who is serving with Delta Force during the events of the film. He's also voracious' crass' extremely apathetic, and overall not what one imagines when they thinks of a fabled officer who holds the rank.

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* Subverted to a degree with Major Gates from ''Film/ThreeKings''. Although he ''is'' a decorated Ranger/Special Forces officer who is serving with Delta Force during the events of the film. He's also voracious' crass' voracious, crass, extremely apathetic, and overall not what one imagines when they thinks of a fabled officer who holds the rank.
11th Oct '16 11:11:29 AM scaredinmate#94
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* Subverted to a degree with Major Gates from ''Film/ThreeKings''. Although he ''is'' a decorated Ranger/Special Forces officer who is serving with Delta Force during the events of the film. He's also voracious' crass' extremely apathetic, and overall not what one imagines when they thinks of a fabled officer who holds the rank.
10th Oct '16 10:35:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Sharpe}} Richard Sharpe]] spent most of his TV series as a Major in the army of UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington.

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* [[{{Sharpe}} ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe]] Sharpe spent most of his TV series as a Major in the army of UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington.
10th Oct '16 10:35:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Major [[MeaningfulName Chip]] [[AIIsACrapShoot Hazard]] from ''Film/SmallSoldiers'', even though he's a toy. The guy's literally programmed to be one of these. That, and he's voiced by TommyLeeJones.

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* Major [[MeaningfulName Chip]] [[AIIsACrapShoot Hazard]] from ''Film/SmallSoldiers'', even though he's a toy. The guy's literally programmed to be one of these. That, and he's voiced by TommyLeeJones.Creator/TommyLeeJones.



* T.E. Lawrence is promoted from lieutenant to major in charge of leading the Arab guerilla forces against the Turks after successfully taking Turkish-held Aqaba in ''LawrenceOfArabia''.

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* T.E. Lawrence is promoted from lieutenant to major in charge of leading the Arab guerilla forces against the Turks after successfully taking Turkish-held Aqaba in ''LawrenceOfArabia''.''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''.



* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Major]] from ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Six Characters In Search Of An Exit" is the only one of said characters who was ever trully determined to escape the room they're trapped in. [[spoiler: He succeeds, but not for long.]]

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* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Major]] from ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Six "Five Characters In Search Of An Exit" is the only one of said characters who was ever trully determined to escape the room they're trapped in. [[spoiler: He succeeds, but not for long.]]
10th Oct '16 10:34:32 AM Morgenthaler
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The rank of Major is one often overlooked in works of fiction. It is neither quite as cool as '[[ColonelBadass Colonel]]', nor does it have the same ring as '[[TheCaptain Captain]]', and so for the most part is an ignored rank. But occasionally a character comes along, who happens to hold that rank, and do so while being a [[IncrediblyLamePun major]] BadAss. This trope covers those people.

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The rank of Major is one often overlooked in works of fiction. It is neither quite as cool as '[[ColonelBadass Colonel]]', nor does it have the same ring as '[[TheCaptain Captain]]', and so for the most part is an ignored rank. But occasionally a character comes along, who happens to hold that rank, and do so while being a [[IncrediblyLamePun major]] BadAss.badass. This trope covers those people.



Therefore, while a certain amount of BadAss is almost expected from higher ranks (that's why they got promoted, after all), Majors will likely take levels as the plot moves along, paving the way with [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Moments Of Awesome]], and becoming leaders in their own right.

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Therefore, while a certain amount of BadAss badass is almost expected from higher ranks (that's why they got promoted, after all), Majors will likely take levels as the plot moves along, paving the way with [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Moments Of Awesome]], and becoming leaders in their own right.



* ''Film/MajorPayne'', though in this case his BadAss status is PlayedForLaughs.

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* ''Film/MajorPayne'', though in this case his BadAss badass status is PlayedForLaughs.



** Major Charles Emerson Winchester III might be a stuffed shirt and a bit of a prig, but in the operating room he was generally considered a medical BadAss. Hawkeye once even acknowledged (though not to the man's face) that Winchester was the most talented surgeon at the 4077.
** Major Margaret Houlihan was a Nursing BadAss throughout -- even in the beginning of the series, when she was almost a BattleaxeNurse, no one ever questioned her competence.

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** Major Charles Emerson Winchester III might be a stuffed shirt and a bit of a prig, but in the operating room he was generally considered a medical BadAss.badass. Hawkeye once even acknowledged (though not to the man's face) that Winchester was the most talented surgeon at the 4077.
** Major Margaret Houlihan was a Nursing BadAss Badass throughout -- even in the beginning of the series, when she was almost a BattleaxeNurse, no one ever questioned her competence.



** Sanger Zomvolt, the '''[[RedBaron Sword That Smites Evil!]]''', the walking living embodiment of Badass;

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** Sanger Zomvolt, the '''[[RedBaron Sword That Smites Evil!]]''', the walking living embodiment of Badass;badass;



* Major Smedley Darlington Butler was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor '''''twice''''': once in 1914 during the Vera Cruz expedition, and once in 1915 during the Haitian rebellion. He later retired from the US Marine Corps as a Major General. He also have the distinction of being the only {{Badass}} in history to be named "Smedley". Did we mention that this man had a huge tattoo of the Marine Corps "eagle, globe, and anchor" symbol on his chest, starting at his throat and extending to his belly-button? He wrote a nice book which aired a lot of dirty laundry about the Bananna Republics the US used military action to ostensibly "help" during the early 20th Century. The title, ''War Is a Racket'' makes it quite clear which conclusion he was drawing about letting corporate and economic interests dictate military policy. Partially ironic, since every war in history is dictated in some (or whole) part by economic interests (yes, even [[WorldWarII that one]] was heavily influenced by economic realities).

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* Major Smedley Darlington Butler was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor '''''twice''''': once in 1914 during the Vera Cruz expedition, and once in 1915 during the Haitian rebellion. He later retired from the US Marine Corps as a Major General. He also have the distinction of being the only {{Badass}} badass in history to be named "Smedley". Did we mention that this man had a huge tattoo of the Marine Corps "eagle, globe, and anchor" symbol on his chest, starting at his throat and extending to his belly-button? He wrote a nice book which aired a lot of dirty laundry about the Bananna Republics the US used military action to ostensibly "help" during the early 20th Century. The title, ''War Is a Racket'' makes it quite clear which conclusion he was drawing about letting corporate and economic interests dictate military policy. Partially ironic, since every war in history is dictated in some (or whole) part by economic interests (yes, even [[WorldWarII that one]] was heavily influenced by economic realities).



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Winters Major Richard D. Winters,]] a real-life {{Badass}} (though he'd be the last person to call himself that) and the man most people in E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division would cite as their inspiration. See Series/BandOfBrothers for more information.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Winters Major Richard D. Winters,]] a real-life {{Badass}} badass (though he'd be the last person to call himself that) and the man most people in E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division would cite as their inspiration. See Series/BandOfBrothers for more information.
10th Oct '16 10:33:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Main antagonist [[ColdSniper Major König]] from ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates''. Some of the kills he pulls off have to be seen to be believed. Notably, based on historical records, he seems to be completely fictional.
* Major Mitchell in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. He's head of security for Area 51 and gets the first confirmed kill of an alien invader. Later, when the base comes under attack and thousands of civilians are still outside, he personally oversees their evacuation into the underground laboratories.

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* Main antagonist [[ColdSniper Major König]] from ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates''. Some of the kills he pulls off have to be seen to be believed. Notably, based on historical records, he seems to be completely fictional.
* Major Mitchell in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. He's head of security for Area 51 and gets the first confirmed kill of an alien invader. Later, when the base comes under attack and thousands of civilians are still outside, he personally oversees their evacuation into the underground laboratories.



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** Major Côtard is a French soldier who collaborates with the British because he strongly opposes Napoleon Bonaparte. Even though he has FrenchJerk vibes and is suspected of disloyalty, he proves himself a worthy ally and his fighting skills are badass.

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** Major Côtard is a French soldier who collaborates with the British because he strongly opposes Napoleon Bonaparte. Even though he has FrenchJerk vibes and is suspected of disloyalty, he proves himself a worthy ally and his fighting skills are badass.



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10th Oct '16 9:57:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Major Rawne from ''GauntsGhosts''.

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* Major Rawne from ''GauntsGhosts''.''Literature/GauntsGhosts''.



* Anytime a Long Patrol major shows up in ''{{Redwall}}''.

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* Anytime a Long Patrol major shows up in ''{{Redwall}}''.''Literature/{{Redwall}}''.
17th Jul '16 12:15:40 PM nombretomado
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* ChuckNorris' character in the first ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' movie.

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* ChuckNorris' Creator/ChuckNorris' character in the first ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' movie.
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